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Paulcm10 02-09-2013 03:11 AM

RCS with hillstream Loaches?
does anyone have reticulated hillstream loach or chinese hillstream loach with RCS or any kind of shrimp?

i was told i can put them in my shrimp tank without a problem.
so i wanted to make sure that this is true :)

wicca27 02-09-2013 03:15 AM

i have hillstreams but not in a shirmp tank. they are an algae loach and i dont see how they could eat a shrimp really with them being flat like they are. i never can find them in the big tank when i want to move them to the shrimp tank but im thinking they would be ok.

chunkychun 02-09-2013 03:16 AM

yes they are safe with shrimp, my hillstream eats algae, and some pellets but doesn't bother my rcs

Paulcm10 02-09-2013 03:24 AM

i am reading somewhere that they require bloodworms and larval critters. is that true? =o

chunkychun 02-09-2013 03:32 AM

it eats algae off glass and i occasionally give it some spinach or squash. no live stuff.

Paulcm10 02-09-2013 03:34 AM

it doesnt snack on your baby shrimps?

wicca27 02-09-2013 03:51 AM

mine have never taken any kind of food other than veggies or algae waffers even when i smash snails or put brine shirmp in they dont mess with them just clean the glass and i think they like cooler temps too if i remember right so they would work well in shrimp tanks. now time to find a net and camp out infront of the 55 for a few hours lol

Paulcm10 02-09-2013 07:45 AM

haha let me know if you get it out.
I'm just scared it will start eating my baby shrimps or adult shrimps.
i worked so hard to get mine to start breeding =p

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